The collection consists of the business records of the Sunset Club of Los
Angeles from its inception in 1895, and currently updated through 2010.
The Sunset Club was started in Los Angeles in 1895 by Charles Dwight Willard
(1866-1914), along with Charles Fletcher Lummis, W.C. Patterson, Bert Estes, and
Fred L. Alles. It was modeled on the Sunset Club of Chicago as a men's social
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual
materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the
Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as
owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain
permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the
Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights.
Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.
Some items are restricted to the use of Sunset Club members. The rest of the
collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the
Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to the following